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ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 06:12 PM
All the parts can be bought at home depot or your local hardware store.
1 36in by 3/8 pipe
4 nuts to fit the pipe
3 feet of old garden hose
22 1 foot lengths of 3/8 proof chain
2 4 lengths sections of 3/8 proof chain
2 Carabineers

It all cost me about 45 bucks to make. Let me know if you have any questions about how to make it.

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 06:13 PM
Here are pictures of the stripes it makes.

jsf343
06-19-2008, 06:14 PM
so what happens when you back up? looks like the chain is so long it may get hit by the blade(s)?

greenred
06-19-2008, 06:15 PM
I made something very similar to that - only I used an old snow chain. It worked great until the day I found out the chains were just small enough to fall down into the grate of my ramp. two chains did and it stopped my mower and bent the angle iron I had them attached to.

Hope it works out for you. I like the design.

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 06:21 PM
The end chains are 3 inches from the back tire when driving in reverse.

KevinACrider
06-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Looks good. Nice and easy. But what does happen when you back up?

Maybe replacing the caribeaners with zip ties or something much easier to break, it would prevent any injury or damage if the chains were to get stuck on something. It would simply break away.

KevinACrider
06-19-2008, 06:22 PM
Sorry, we posted at the same time.

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 06:23 PM
Looks good. Nice and easy. But what does happen when you back up?

Maybe replacing the caribeaners with zip ties or something much easier to break, it would prevent any injury or damage if the chains were to get stuck on something. It would simply break away.

Caribeaners make it easy to take off and on.

greenred
06-19-2008, 06:29 PM
Hey ncgrad00 what about doing putting a bar in at the bottom of the striper like you have it attached at the top? i bet the stripes would be even more defined.

Those are good liking stripes in the pic too

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 06:32 PM
I am still working on it but you are correct. It needs more weight to make the stripes more defined. Havent come up with a way to do it yet.

greenred
06-19-2008, 07:08 PM
I am still working on it but you are correct. It needs more weight to make the stripes more defined. Havent come up with a way to do it yet.

why not just do what you did at the top on the bottom - run a bar through the very end of the chain links and instead of hose for spacers just use some cheap nuts that are free rolling between the links.

greenred
06-19-2008, 07:10 PM
oppps sorry didnt mean to repeat myself :hammerhead:

zemzabob
06-19-2008, 07:12 PM
Cool make nice stripes

Chris G
06-19-2008, 07:44 PM
very nice stripes i must say in fact i think im gonna make one...im really in need for a striper

Puddle of Oil
06-19-2008, 08:46 PM
ok, now show us the before pics!

STIHL GUY
06-19-2008, 08:56 PM
looks pretty good

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 10:18 PM
ok, now show us the before pics!

The before pictures of the yard? I dont have any it was just a yard before I striped it.

MJB
06-19-2008, 10:28 PM
Here are pictures of the stripes it makes.

Looks good! What brand of mower are you cutting with?

ncgrad00
06-19-2008, 10:31 PM
Scag!!!! I figured the orange rack that it is hooked on would have given that away.